Stock the Shelves Food Drive to Benefit SOWELA’s Food Pantry

Donation Drop-off is May 29th – June 10th at all Lake Charles area Albertsons

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 26, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College invites the Southwest Louisiana community to help stock the shelves for the College’s food pantry starting Monday, May 29, through Saturday, June 10. Donation drop-off is at Lake Charles area Albertsons stores. The food drive is sponsored by KYKZ 96, Rock 101, Hot 103.3 and Albertsons.

Suggested donations include packs of spaghetti, cans of tomato sauce, canned vegetables, rice, beans, mac and cheese, granola bars, popcorn, crackers, individual boxes of cereal, chili, boxes of meal helpers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels.

“Food insecurity is more common than we think, especially on college campuses,” said SOWELA Director of Student Services Megan Fabian. “This is why SOWELA created an on-campus food pantry that provides needed items to students and even faculty and staff in need in a free and confidential way.”

The food pantry is available to all current SOWELA students, faculty and staff. Members of the SOWELA community complete an online form and receive a notification when their items are ready for pick up at the Main Campus. Food bag delivery is available for students at the Jennings, Leesville and Oakdale locations.

For more information, visit our Food Pantry page or call (337) 421-6565, ext. 4633.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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